Behavioural Optometry is more than just vision

A Behavioural optometrist believes that your visual status and the way that you interpret what you see does not depend solely on how clear your eyesight is. In other words, there is more to vision than being able to read the eyechart. Consideration must be given to all your visual, visual motor and visual perceptual skills.

Efficient visual skills involve using both eyes together. When both eyes move, align, fixate and focus as a team, interpretation and comprehension are easier. Once these skills become subconscious (sometimes with extra assistance of vision therapy) it frees up energy and focus for actual learning e.g. learning to read vs reading to learn.

Your behavioural optometrist will not only consider the remediation of any eyesight difficulties but also the benefits of protection, prevention and enhancement of your visual system in order to improve all aspects of your visual performance.

For more information visit the Australasian College of Behavioural Optometrists website: www.acbo.org.au